I have something special on Walking in a Beauty Wonderland. The lovely and beautiful Sheenie from Just Nice things has composed a guest review for my blog.
A few weeks ago, Sheenie came to Birmingham and we spent most of 2 days shopping and generally having an amazing time, during our shopping she purchased (after some gentle nudging) the Urban Decay Smoked Palette.
These are her thoughts on this beautiful palette.
Urban Decay know how to do eyeshadow palettes. The shades are beautifully rich, pigmented and so easy to blend and their eyeshadows are one of the absolute best out there.
There is a lot of fuss surrounding their Vice palette loaded with 20 Urban Decay eyeshadows for £42 but it’s their Smoked palette that got my attention, which I caved into on a shopping trip in the Bullring with Rucksana a couple of weeks ago.
Designed to create the perfect smoky eye Urban Decay style, there are 10 shades which includes 5 new exclusives. From neutral mattes to shimmering jewel tones, this set gives you a varied range of smouldering smoky looks to create.
The dark shimmery shades are packed with pigmentation and so smooth to work with. These are seriously wonderfully creamy with very little fall out. The lighter mattes, Kinky and Freestyle, are a bit ‘meh’ but Smoked makes up for it with metallic shades Mushroom (pewter), Rockstar (aubergine), Evidence (navy blue), Loaded (emerald green), Asphalt and Barlust.
I love playing with such bold colours so I had a quick go last weekend and created this look with Loaded, Evidence and Rockstar blended together.
I don’t know how many other combinations I can come up with but it’s safe to say this palette will keep me occupied for quite some time. The Naked palettes erred on the safe side with neutrals but it’s Smoked which sizzles – right up my street.
The palette is housed in a zip-up soft case with a cardboard insert which is fiddly to open sometimes so I don’t know why Urban Decay favoured this type of packaging over the simplicity of their Naked ones.
Also included is a full-size blacker-than-black matte pencil, a mini-sized primer potion (a classic UD must-have) and a booklet of step-by-step instructions with illustrations showing you how to do various smoky eye looks.All in all, this is an utterly gorgeous palette for lovers of smoky eyes.
The Urban Decay Smoked Palette is available at Urban Decay Counters, retailing at £35
What a beautiful palette that is and one I will be very definitely purchasing. Thank you Sheenie, for taking your time and writing for Walking in a Beauty Wonderland. We hope to see you back in the near future.